LeadingAge's board chair talks about the labor and policy challenges operators must face.
A report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office contains a to-do list for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services related to state reporting of deficiencies in care and services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Some federal lawmakers and consumer advocates, however, say they will push for changes in assisted living because of the report's findings.
Assisted living communities pay staff nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Overall turnover in assisted living is down from last year, but it is up for some positions compared with last year, according to the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," released Wednesday by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Assisted living organization CEOs, on average, saw base pay increases of 2.77% in 2017, according the 20th annual "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report," just published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Senior living provider groups Wednesday expressed a mixture of relief and concern at Congress' passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has named its 2018-2019 board officers, and Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., of the National Center for Assisted Living will continue as chairwoman.
Congressional Republicans have struck a deal reconciling House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul. In a victory for nonprofit senior living operators, it appears the final measure will retain tax-exempt private activity bonds.
It's looking like the new corporate tax rate designation will be 21% rather than 20%, as Republican House and Senate negotiators rushed to finalize a tax deal Wednesday.
The six biggest overall senior living operators on the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 list in 2017 remain unchanged from their rankings on the 2016 list, and three additional organizations made the top 10 both this year and last. This year's list was released Monday.
The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.
LeadingAge and 41 other organizations are urging Senate leaders to scrap the body's tax reform bill and start over, expressing "deep concerns" about "drastic cuts" that potentially would occur to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, as well as increases in out-of-pocket medical expenses for older adults and those with disabilities, should the legislation pass.
Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.
Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.
Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.
Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.
Organizations representing senior living operators told McKnight's Senior Living that they are encouraged by the Medicaid vision and policies outlined Tuesday by Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
House Republicans have unveiled an ambitious plan to revamp the nation's tax code. If enacted, the measure promises to be a mixed bag for senior living operators.
Integrating Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly into assisted living can increase attention to residents, reduce the length of hospitalizations and increase resident satisfaction, according to Peter DeGolia, M.D., CMD, medical director of McGregor PACE in Cleveland. As a result, residents who receive PACE care tend to stay in their assisted living communities longer, he added.
As shifting demographics and changing consumer preferences contribute to residents' increasing acuity needs in assisted living communities, it's critical to clarify with staff members what your community and they are able to do and what you and they are willing to do, Liz Jensen, RN, MSN, RN-BC, told those attending an educational session Tuesday at the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.
LeadingAge Florida and Florida Argentum filed an emergency joint motion Tuesday asking an appeals court to prevent state agencies from enforcing generator rules that have a Nov. 15 compliance deadline. The action stems from disagreement over the ramifications of a state Division of Administrative Hearings decision Friday that the emergency rules "are invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority."
The past year has been one of "natural disasters and political upheaval," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told those attending Monday's general session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo. She and new Board Chairman Stephen Fleming shared a plan for the future.
Organizations representing Florida assisted living and nursing home operators cheered Friday's decision by the state's Division of Administrative Hearings that invalidated two emergency rules put in motion Sept. 16 by Gov. Rick Scott. The rules had given them 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least 96 hours following a power outage.
TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will donate $5 to the LeadingAge Disaster Relief Fund for every visit to its booth Monday through Wednesday at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans, according to the company.
The quality and consistency of food and the quality and consistency of service are the biggest contributors to the success of senior living dining programs, according to the newly released results of a survey of C-level and senior executives of senior living communities
A $15 million, three-year U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development project that will test the ability of an enhanced supportive services model to help elderly residents of affordable housing properties age in place and stay out of emergency departments, hospitals and nursing homes continues to move forward.
A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents' long-term health and wellness, the institute announced Tuesday.
Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in challenging an emergency rule issued Sept. 16 that gave assisted living communities in the Sunshine State 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.
Two national organizations representing senior living operators came out against the Graham-Cassidy bill Tuesday. The legislation, which is expected to be voted on next week in the Senate, would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, in the process changing open-ended Medicaid funding to block grants for states.
The appropriateness of this year's National Assisted Living Week theme, "Family is Forever," is evident as the senior living industry recovers from Hurricane Harvey and faces Hurricane Irma.